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Oct

2017

Divest your church: join the Advent Declaration

Could your church join with other local churches and religious communities across the UK in making a commitment to divest from fossil fuels? In doing so, you can support the campaign for UK Churches to divest at a national level.

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4

Oct

2017

Catholic institutions divest from fossil fuels

Map showing location of organisations that have divested.

Today – the last day of this year’s Season of Creation and the feast of St Francis – a group of 40 Catholic institutions have announced their divestment from fossil fuels.

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20

Sep

2017

The Lofoten Declaration: calling for a just end to fossil fuel production

Lofoten Declaration poster

Operation Noah has signed the Lofoten Declaration, a statement that climate leadership requires a managed decline of fossil fuel production.

Up to now, climate action has been based on tackling emissions and cutting energy demand. This is not enough: we need to look at supply as well as demand. This means tackling the fossil fuel infrastructure itself. Read more

1

Sep

2017

Join the Season of Creation: 1 September to 4 October 2017

Today marks the launch of Season of Creation (or Creation Time), when Christians around the world will be praying and caring for creation. Over the coming weeks, Season of Creation will provide an opportunity to celebrate creation and contemplate our role in protecting it. Read more

1

Sep

2017

Greenbelt 2017: When Donald met Leo

Operation Noah had a joint stall with Green Christian at this year’s Greenbelt Festival, which took place over the August bank holiday weekend.

The theme of Greenbelt 2017 was The Common Good, with a range of excellent speakers including Kim Leadbeater (sister of the late Jo Cox MP), Baroness Warsi, Natalie Bennett, John Bell, Katherine Welby-Roberts and Jack Monroe. Read more

4

Jul

2017

After Glencore’s huge coal mine bid, is it time for the Church of England to divest?

The mining giant Glencore has made a £2.7 billion bid for a massive coalfield in Australia, leading to questions about the Church of England’s future investment in the company. Read more